Beef Tostadas Recipe Video

Tostadas are a lot of fun to make. Kids love to assemble their own so go ahead and place all the toppings in bowls and let them have a ball!


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Tostadas/Deep fried tortilla8 Medium
 Refried beans30 Ounce, heated (1 can)
 Canned diced tomato14 1⁄2 Ounce (FOR SALSA)
 Jalapeno pepper1 Medium, chopped (FOR SALSA)
 Lime juice2 Tablespoon (FOR SALSA)
 Ground beef1 Pound (FOR BEEF)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon (FOR BEEF)
 Ground cumin1 Tablespoon (FOR BEEF)
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (FOR BEEF)
 Yellow onion1 Large, chopped (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
 Dried oregano1 Tablespoon (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
 Coarse salt1 Tablespoon (to taste, FOR SALSA and BEEF)
 Black pepper1 Tablespoon (to taste, FOR SALSA and BEEF)
 Cilantro leaves2 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
 Tomatoes3 Small, chopped
 Ice berg lettuce1⁄2 Medium, chopped
 Avocado1 Medium, diced
 Sour cream8 Tablespoon
 Mexican blend cheese8 Tablespoon, grated


1. Prepare all the vegetables according to the list.
2. FOR SALSA: In a medium bowl, put the onions, canned tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and minced garlic cloves. Mix them well.
3. Add lime juice, salt pepper, dried oregano and stir well to coat all the vegetables. Set aside.
4. FOR BEEF: Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Put the ground beef and cook it.
5. Season it with salt and pepper and continue cooking till brown.
6. Drain and set aside.

7. FOR BEEF: Wipe the skillet and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Heat.
8. Add a small chopped yellow onion. Cook for 8 minutes until lightly browned.
9. Put 2 minced garlic cloves and mix well.
10. Add 1 small chopped tomato and return the beef. Mix well.
11. Season with 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon oregano and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro.
12. Taste it and add more salt and pepper if required.
13. Pour ΒΌ cup water. Mix well. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
14. In the meanwhile, in a pan, heat the refried beans.

15. Take 1 tostada and spread the refried beans over it.
16. Put prepared beef over it and top it with Salsa. Put chopped iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes one over the other. Sprinkle grated Mexican blend cheese and top it with few pieces of diced avocado.
17. Spoon a dollop of sour cream and garnish it with chopped cilantro leaves.
18. Repeat this with as many tostadas as required.

19. On a serving plate, place 2 tostadas per person and serve fresh.

All the different toppings can be kept in separate bowl and each person can make their won tostadas as desired.